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: in america. . . this being coming up next, booktv presents after words, an hourlong program where we invite guest hosts to interview authors. this week long time talk radio program brian jennings discusses his latest book, "censorship" the threat to silence talk radio. mr. jennings explained what he believes will be the backdoor path to reinstating the fairness doctrine and silencing conservative talk radio. mr. jennings discusses his book with a nationally syndicated talk show host, monica crowley. >> host: i am monica crowley, the host of a nationally syndicated radio program "the monica crowley show." i'm also a panelist on the mcglaughlin group and a political and foreign affairs analyst for the fox news channel. i am delighted to welcome to the program today brian jennings. brian is one of the nation's top talk radio programmers. he served more than a decade as a national vice president of top programming for citadel broadcasting. he is an authority on talk radio. everybody in the industry knows him and respected and widely and according to talkers magazine he is one of the founding fa
" opening my mail i came across a press release from the library announcing for $10 million it but america's birth certificate, the waldseemuller map, the map that gave america its name and the $10 million was the most elaborate spent on anything and $2 million more than was recently paid for the original copy of the declaration of independence and that kind of got my attention and i never heard of or saw the map and the library thought it was worth it and the market thought it was worth more than the declaration of independence and i thought maybe i would do an article or short piece for the atlantic. so i did research and got the basics of the story, pretty quickly. early in the 1500, the eastern part of france, in the mountains, there was a small group of scholars, among them, the map maker, martin waldseemuller and that he came by letters, and an early sailor's chart showing the coastline of the new world and decided that what they were reading about and seeing on the charts of asia, as most people assumed it was but it was a new continent, people traditionally thought of the world as
for $10 million a but what it called americans for certification, the map the gave america its name. vechten million dollars was the most diverse finn on anything. it was almost $2 million more than had recently been paid for an original copy of the declaration of independence and that kind of got my attention. i had never heard of the map, had never seen a map but the library seemed to think it was the most valuable piece in the market seemed to think was more than the original copy of the declaration of independence, so i wanted to find out more and at this point i was thinking maybe i would do a short piece for the clint. so i did some research and got the basics of the story pretty quickly. early in the 1500's in the eastern part of france there was a small group of scholars. among them map maker martin waldseemuller and they came across-- y emir guo vespucci in the chart lines of the new world and they decided that what they were reading about in saying on these charts was not a part of asia as most people had assumed it was but in fact was a new continent. people traditionally
was was a revolution of principle rather than a claim of will which is a case for every other nation prior to america as often ruled by force. this is what is revolutionary about america. you see it very clearly between 1763 and 1766 between the french and indian war and colonies became generally independent in the british empire and 1776 when they declared independence. this punishment and a very unique situation separated by an ocean having come largely in search of their who religious freedom shipped by british constitutionalism, learning to govern themselves were forced to think through certain principles , certain ideas about the source of the legitimacy of government and the source of their rights. they are forced to think those things as never before. and so they thought about the principles. the book is built around ten core principles. the first and grand principle is that of liberty, the overarching theme of the nation's history. but here i deliberately choose the word liberty rather than the word freedom. anything can be free, not just people. animals can be freed, a ball rolling downhill
in america. we think of the jobs that exist here in washington, whether it's the president or vice president or members of the cabinet. but you're on the ground every day. you're in the neighborhoods. you're with real people. and nobody knows more than you do that the real -- the needs of america. and so i'm just really delighted to have a chance to be with all of you and to listen to you. i know the recession has taken a great toll. we think we've tried to -- we have made a difference at the department of transportation. i want you to know -- i know you know this and i know you'll hear this this afternoon. but president obama and all of us at the administration are redoubling our efforts this year to find new ways to grow the economy and create the jobs your communities depends on. as most of you know, i traveled last year to 66 cities. and i met many of you. and i've seen some of the amazing things that you're doing in your communities and some of the amazing products that are transforming sprawling, 21st century cities to green, clean accessible hubs of activity where people choose to liv
discovery of america. and we discovered america for ourselves. we knew about america, but what we knew, america very different. we knew something that we learn from the 19th century america. and then this new world and we tried to find out how books, i found this book very interesting, but i just wanted detail of this book of the story, but from that aside, my first wish, was what you wrote this book. 50 years ago, visit from one leader of one country to the united states. i think there may be other leaders came here. sometimes khrushchev was eccentric. and president yeltsin was more eccentric, and when khrushchev came here, he just showed the time like this contemporary politician that we prefer to go to the common show, because most of the young people interest in this, maybe it was part of this. my father's behavior. maybe it was because it was back through the old war mentality on both sides, but not eliminate at that time in one visit, but it would change so why you wrote this? >> guest: i wrote the book because i happen to stumble upon the story of your father, nikita khrushchev'
and showed a willingness to criticize america's actions and all too often in the united states it starts by dictating and we don't know all of the factors involved in he had knowledge to the depth of the strains in europe -- relations when there was no reason in america could not restore the same respect in partnership america had with the muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago. in other words, we have to go back 20 or 30 years to find a moment when there was a good working partnership so obama's recognized the mistrust and how far back it dated. and in this lies the essential appeal of obama's words to his cairo audience and he recognized the historic roots of the 21st century and a place that america roll out-- and the role they played. bring in the discussion back i have spent the past 20 years of my life teaching the history of the region and i did write the book. like president obama i do believe the historic background is essential for addressing current affairs and the complex issues in the middle east others a to pay far more attention was what deals with the arabs today.
that america's competitive advantage is in financial products and financial engineering. and that these banks do produce a lot of foreign armies for the u.s. and if we start really knocking down wall street, which is getting competitive advantage to the germans, british, japanese or whoever, i don't agree with that. but you know, i think it underlies a lot of the reluctance of the administration to really get to too tough with wall street that they say it's like yesterday was good for general motors is good for america. now it's what's good for goldman sachs is good for america. not necessary goal but because they are so unpopular. but what's good for jpmorgan chase is good for america. >> no line has been drawn. there's been no edition. basically mathematics. so therefore says that as it may be, deficit. since we are tiptoeing past the cemetery nobody wants to do the math. >> there are some people, the argument here is that banks haven't dealt with a bad debt problem. they're still sitting on their balance sheet so we will end up like japan presumably. i think there is very respected people,
occupation of cuba territory. most of latin america history have some knowledge of castro's hostility towards the base. but what is generally not known is that from the early 1900s to the present, guantanamo has also been a sight for diplomatic accommodation, compromise, and cooperation. the terms dictated by the platt amendment only stated that the united states would buy or lease naval or station, buy or lease them. in cuba. it did not specify a number of such stations, nor their locations. that was a matter of negotiated compromise between the cuban president and theodore rooseve roosevelt, that the united states would obtain really only one major naval station and that would be guantanamo, not havana. now, obviously, the united states has always had the upper hand in these negotiations. when i say diplomatic compromise, i'm not suggesting that the two parties started on a level playing field. that certainly would not be the case. the second major compromise occurred in 1934 when the united states abrogated the platt amendment, which had become an increasingly unpopular with the various se
't for sea sickness, everyone should like to be a sailor. duty was to map the coastline of south america. and so we proceeded down the coast, and on the way, i dredged the sea with nets and i collected specimens along the shore, wore a hat like this one and every day, just after the sailors had finished swabbing the deck, i would load it up with hundreds of new specimens to be sorted and labeled. they soon became distinctly air aromatic in the equatorial sun. one sailor asked me, mr. darwin, would you mind getting that stinking pile of ripe refuse off my deck? stinking pile of refuse. but there are so many wonderful things here. ♪ some day people will pay just to see them on display, at the british museum ♪ ♪ i've dug in the ground and these rocks that i found have the features of creatures no longer around ♪ ♪ here are trilobyte beds by the ton ♪ ♪ what a glorious day, what a wonderful way to have fun ♪ ♪ i've searched by the shore and collected some more ♪ ♪ worms and star wish and gar fish and gobies galore ♪ i've got shark eggs and sea weed and slime ♪ ♪
. if democrats didn't share america's economic urgency in my opinion we would deserve to lose more seats. however, that is not the case. when i look at the members of our caucus, i see the urgency every day. in the debate, in the eyes of our members, in their stories about their constituents every weekend. as they talk to them throughout their communities. as we look -- as we took our oaths a year ago, we knew that things weren't right in america. we saw in the lives of millions of americans out of work. and the families forced to leave their homes and the elderly down in the security of their retirement after lives of hard work. we saw it when small businesses laying off workers in the face of falling sales and rising healthcare costs and we knew things were not right when our middle class were running just to standstill for a decade and we knew something wasn't right in a political culture that thrived too long on easy choices. on the philosophy of deficits don't matter. publicly or personally, entitlements, wars and tax cuts for the privileged all paid for with borrowed cash. to be paid back b
for $10 million ahead of what it called america's birth certificate. the math that gave america its name. that $10 million was the most the library had ever spent on anything. it was also almost $2 million more than had recently been paid for an original copy of the declaration of independence, and that kind of caught my attention. i never heard of the map or had seen the map but the library seemed to think it was the most valuable piece and the market even seemed to think it was more than an original copy of the declaration of independence. so, i wanted to find out more and at this point i was thinking maybe i would do an article, short piece for the alana tech. so i did some research and got the basics of the story pretty quickly. early in the 1500's in the eastern part of france in the mountains there was a small group of scholars among them the mapmaker martin and he had come across letters and at least one early sailors chart showing the coastlines of the new world and they decided that what they were reading about and see on the charts was not a part of asia as most people had assu
behind america. but i was very aware from the early stages of this that also the american mind set had changed dramatically and frankly mine had as well, when i talk to other leaders particularly in europe i didn't get the same impression really. and so one thing i was anxious to do because we put together a coalition of afghanistan was to put together a coalition again to deal with saddam hussein and therefore the united nations route was then just important for all sorts of political reasons, legal reasons and so on, it was to do with the internal politics of the u.k.. it was also important to me because i didn't want america to feel that it had no option but to do it on its own. >> are you saying to me that that was the kind of agreed policy with which he went to crawford on the eve of crawford? is that what you intended to achieve at crawford? >> what we intended to achieve was to get a sense from the americans as to what they wanted to do and this would be best done between president bush and myself and really to then get the sense how our own strategy would have to evolve in the
the seasickness, everyone should like to be a sailer. our duty was to map the coastline of south america. and so we proceeded down the coast, and on the way i dredged the sea with the nets, and i collected specimens along the shore. i wore a hat like this one. everyday just after the sailors had finished swabbing the deck i would loaded up with hundreds of of new specimens to be sorted and labeled. this they soon became distinctly aromatic in the ecuadorean sun. in fact i remember a sailor asked me, mr. darwin, would you mind getting that stinking pile of refuse of my deck? sticking pile of refuse? there are so many wonderful things here. someday people will pay just to see them on display at the british museum. ♪ i've dug in the ground, and these rocks that have found have the features of creatures no longer around. there are trilobites by the ton. what a glorious day. what a wonderful way to have fun. ♪ i've searched by the shore and collected some more worms and starfish and garfish and kolbe's galore. i have got shark heads and some seaweed and slime. i am having the loveliest this time.
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 21, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten gillibrand, a senator from the state of new york, to perform te duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i want to thank the majority leader for giving me the chance to make my very brief opening remarks as i must leave the building shortly. i thank him. mr. president, the senate's newest member is coming down from massachusetts today and we'll have a chance to welcome senator-elect brown to the capitol. obviously, we're delighted to have him. senator-elect brown has captured the attention of the entire country, but he has captured the attention of massachusetts voters
. in some will show this has been like behind in america. strangely enough today i found it rasmussen poll through september show wayne favorability ratings for various professions. small-business owners those who start their own business are ring to #1 and number two. they are doing fine but the ceo is second to last. outside the entrepreneurial circle is not seen favorably as of -- at all in america. the good news the very last category is members of congress. [laughter] what i found to be the most finding it at all our people randomly selected from the phone book to do a better job than congress. but our guest today michael medved takes away the misconception of business head on in his book, it "the 5 big lies about american business." mr. medved is a premier political commentator hosting a daily talk show that has 5 million listeners each day. also a veteran film critic and an ex liberal at one time working for the left-of-center congressman from california and talk about your unpopular profession, he also came close to being a lawyer to the yale law school with bill clinton and hillar
a dream" there are three places king terms from kennedy and white america and talks to something i must say to my people. he integrates that in the middle. so i have come here to selma because my people are suffering. i have come here to help you sing come by here my lord, somebody is suffering and that is why i have come to selma. now, if i can find the pages i'm going to quote from that are not out of order. more or less managers think. king's since of communion in the meetings was an only to lift up his people because a lot of what he was always doing was elevating his people into the biblical narrative. he put an end to the crucifixion. this is the cross we bear for our people. or he was putting them to exodus or the other stories of testament delivers but sometimes it was the indignant king and this indignant king when he seized with racism was an angry black preacher. and he would say it is the black man who produced the wealth of the nation. and if the nation doesn't have enough sense to share its wealth and power with the very people who made it so. and i know what i'm talking a
that happened on the national level but fundamentally changed america and essentially the foundations for the kind of society that could elect somebody like barack obama, president in 2008 and those are the voting rights act of 65, the civil rights act of '64 and immigration act of 65 and most people don't know the legislation's and they all happened under lyndon johnson and fundamentally transform who is american, who can vote, who can participate in the american's creation of a society and political system and so when i decided to do is put together an alternate tie line of defense from 65 to the present that are important from an arab american perspective so of course these are important to all americans like 9/11 and other things since the american memory is much shorter than for example the air of memory. those defense the 73 energy crisis or the 91 gulf war passed from american memory as a significant moments and then other defense like what happens in california 1985 are completely unknown to anybody outside arab america or progress of circles and had quite an impact on the com
and in russia and england, but you can shoot them in america. you can't bring the carcass of the polar bear you shot them roust into the united states. i met someone in the united states was on this this very trip that i'm about to tell you about. we were on the ship in the background called cappy time and those of you who side with an russian icebreaker strand in the antarctic a couple of weeks ago was the sister ship of this one. and it looks very much like this. it looks like somebody said that a block of flats on a barge. and we the cabin upon the upper deck and had a huge bridge from which we could see everything. the point of this trip, was one of the leaders of the trip. we were going to the north pole. when you travel and as part of the world nbc bears off in the distance, as i said it's usually over there you see that white and moving. that's the bear. while this is somewhat closer. we had a bear that came this close to the ship and it was right alongside the ship. this will give you an idea, shooting rolls of film. remember what rolls of film or? wish i'd rolls of film of this bear th
level that fundamentally changed america. essentially laid the foundations for the kind of society, someone like barack obama, president in 2008. those are the voting rights act of 65, the civil rights act of 64, and the immigration act of 65. they all happened under lyndon johnson and they fundamentally transform who is america, who can vote, who can participate in the american creation of a society in a political system. so what i decided to do what it together this timeline of events from 1965 to the present that are important from an arab-american perspective. some of those events are important to all americans like 9/11. then other things, since the american memory is much shorter than the arab memory there are some events like the 73 energy crisis more than 91 goals or, sort of pass from american memory. and then other events like what happens to alex in california in 1985 are completely unknown to anybody outside of arab-american or out of aggressive circles and yet had quite an impact on the humidity all across the country. so once i decide to assemble a time when i went ab
interstate commerce and destroying the remnants of fuel culture in america the to transatlantic travel the california gold rush and the growth of the united states into a continental nation, the start of travel across central america and the planting of the seed that was to become the panama canal, the crushing of the notorious philip bussel william walker and his attempt to abscond with the country of nicaragua the discretion of the merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipments both which played a seminal part in winning the civil war, the fabled manipulations of the erie breault road and the birth of modern corporations the consolidation of the great new york real plots into the enormous new york central and hudson river railroad, the growth of new york city into the first city of north america and a major world hub of finance and trade complete with his first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events and more. as stiles writes the commodore's live lets his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity. he started
, transformed latin america, eastern europe and asia, that created stable prosperous democracies was the middle-class is in those countries that were dependent on earth and were integrated into the global economy. and we don't think that in the muslim world you're not going to get them to where brazil, argentina, taiwan, or could we are unless the same classic got them to where they are also becomes empowered in the muslim world. so we look inward for a solution in the muslim world, without looking at what is the force that supposed to produce blue shin. i think the change agent and the muslim world ultimately will have to come from the middle-class and from the capitalist business sector associated with it. >> author of forces of fortune. thank you. >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. it is a pleasure to evacuate his magnificent building, this 18th century library, which i think it's one of the architectural models of the united states and everybody should come here to see it. and i'm delighted to be back here again. now this book, which is a big fat book can be used as a doorstop
to find recent and featured programs. >> in her book, "can sexism in america," professor, writer and commentator barbara berg presents a documented argument that women in america hasn't come nearly as far as is generally believed. this event is 50 minutes. >> thank you very much and thank you, barnes & noble, for hosting this event. thank you all for coming. he pulled me by my hair, and he dragged me up 36 metal steps, each one i could feel as my cheek went against them making a mark in my face. i had to spend weeks in the hospital, and i will never look the same again. this story was not the worst i heard, far from the worst, n., while i was researching this book. but when i told a colleague about it, he said, sexism? are you kidding? there's no more sexism in america. that's so passe. and actually that's pretty much the kind of attitude i ran into when i first began to do the study. alive and well, my dentist asks, after hillary almost got the democratic nomination and sarah palin had the number two spot on the republican ticket? how can you say sexism is alive and well? i wond
america such night took to the british the whole story, laid it all out for them, lock stock and barrel but by 1989 gorbachev's harbor was beginning to raise. fewer call, president george w. bush met with gorbachev in december, a few months after the defect or on ships at that summit there was no mention of biological weapons at all. to one of the reasons was of course that bush was afraid to bring it up. it will blow up everything else to do was working on, the unification of germany within nato, strategic arms control and gorbachev didn't want to bring it up because of all she knew about the defector. he also realized that talk about biological weapons program on his watch would cause the world to us and questions about new thinking. so there was a little bit of a conspiracy of silence, but the soviet leadership worried terribly about how to respond if they got asked questions. and this continued to envelop or bischoff and bringing in his top advisers including foreign minister and the numerous meetings in the spring about how to respond and they finally decided to forgive any questio
," fernandez that the price of gasoline are not the only problems for america's love of cars. ms. lutz fernandez speaks for 30 minutes in new canaan, connecticut. >> thank you, hello. welcome. and first of all i'd like to thank elm street books and the new canaan library for inviting me to speak tonight and thank you for coming to tonight. my name is anne lutz fernandez. i wanted to share with you initially just our decision to write the book, where that came from. and it really all happened just a few miles from here at my home in norwalk over thanksgiving weekend about four years ago. my sister and i were there. our family had gathered. and from various points driven, of course, to norwalk and my driveway was filled with cars. and spent a beautiful weekend celebration together. but invariably as had happened in the past prior few years, the conversation turned to the loss of our cousin christie in a car crash. and shortly after we lost christie, i lost a good friend in a highway crash. and these two losses had a profound affect on our lives. and we started chewing on the contradictio
. you can have working-class in america can wear blue jeans. . . when i wanted to show that everything sort of loosened up, but some countries don't like that anymo idea of 1968 but ther is much more vivid. it is a stirring picture of 1968 and and and sort of lord of all -- were a little. again in high school the tension with the beach boys are. so i was like traveling with the beach boys from -- i was traveling around the czech republic with the beach boys and tt didn' consequence. there was some other contract people would beat up people but i needed that sort of catharsis in the story and this is the most telling place in prague and in the book because this shows how silly the whole system became because when john lennon was shot in 1980 young people painted the walls which is in the beautiful part of prague and then somehow the government decided this is out of control the people cannot just paid whatever they want and this was artistic. it wasn't like i would say graffiti or it was somehow bad days and the police troops and painted the whole thing and then it started this game and
of the federal reserve do think we be looking at a very different america today. now it was not my choice to become the chairman of the federal reserve. the previous administration nominated ben bernanke. i voted for him and then when i became chairman of the banking committee in january 2007 for the first time, i went to a very frustrating year on that committee. on february 7 of 2007 i had my first hearings on the issue of the mortgage crisis in the country and we had 12 such hearings and that committee of the remaining ten months, almost one every month on this issue. and then i could not get the chairman of the federal reserve to pay as much attention as i thought he should have. at beginning and the latter part of 2007 and going forward, his leadership in my view is absolutely critical to avoid any kind of problem this country has faced. so mr. president, i'll stick for a few more minutes later in this debate, but i think we would make a great error indeed if we were to reject this nomination and not terminate this filibuster, both up and down on this nominee and provide the confiden
makes america such an exceptional country? guest coburn there are so many things. i mean a lot of it does come from, from a christian worldview, a christian founding. part of that is freedom of choice so of course they prosper in america but it was disproportionately christians with a christian worldview founding it in part of-- part of what is interesting about that is i mean christ was really upsetting the customs of his day by using so many women for his parables, by administering to women so often. that was very unusual, so as i said before the first feminist was not gloria steinem. it was jesus christ, and there is that the idea of the freedom of choice, i mean literally choice not killing babies choice, and also the idea that all men are created by god and therefore no man has the right to rule over you accept by your consent, except not perfect consent but that is the idea of a federalist democracy that making this a roula for you by divine right because the king has no genetic authority over you. there is and a son of god or some genetic power to roll over their people.
teacher america folks participate in teacher u. i'd like to just talk a little bit about how we approach this work. we have a textbook that we've developed that we use with our core members called teaching as leadership. we're releasing a version actually this month or early this month that we're hoping to sort of share that knowledge that we've accumulated by looking at our exceptional teachers more broadly and really just enter into a conversation with people in this sector about what we can do to better prepare and support teachers in general. and one of the things that we focus on that we found in our high performers is their ability to invest students in their work. and, you know, chubb says in his paper students begin lessons unmotivated, they will simply not make the hard effort necessary to learn. agreed. i mean, i couldn't agree more. but i'm not sure that technology will motivate students. i mean, and i'm not sure how you get students to engage in the technology if they have this past of not being successful and don't feel like they want to engage in the work and doubt their ow
-american people and i found my america there in many ways. parts of that receipt dated with me. everyone has their own journey. okay. that's good. do you need to say some closing -- thank you, everybody. [applause] >> alia malek is a former justice the permissible rights attorney and a contributor to the colu and the new york times. for more information on the author, you can go to >>> too good to be true is the name of the book by erin arvedlund the rise and fall of ferdinand off. what is too good to be true? >> everything about bernie madoff was good to be true. the returns, the consistency of the returns and the fact that nobody seemed to be knowing how he was investing the money. so all in all it turned out that if it really is too good to be true you should stay away. >> why did you write about bernie madoff? was there a fascination? >> i wrote a story back in 2001 questioning his returns and asking how he managed to run this billion dollar hedge fund and no one had ever heard of before. the story ran and nothing happened. seven years went by and then last december 08 he
and finally address the problems that america's families have had for years. we can't afford another so-called economic expansion like the one from the last decade. what some called the lost decade, where jobs grew more slowly than during any prior expansion, where the income of the average american household declined while the cost of health care and tuition reached record highs. where prosperity was built on the housing bubble and financial speculation. from the day i took office, i have been told that addressing our larger challenges is too ambitious. such an effort would be too contentious. i have been told that our political system is to gridlocked, that we should just put things on hold for a while. for those who make these claims i have one simple question. how long should we wait? how long should america put its future on hold? [applause] you see, washington has been telling us to wait for decades, even as the problems have grown worse. meanwhile, china is not waiting to revamp its economy. germany is not waiting. and yet is not waiting. these nations are not standing still. the
of urgent d., but unemployment is something we just have to live with? why don't we make anything in america anymore? and why is it so hard to pass a health care bill that guarantees americans healthy lives instead of guaranteeing insurance companies healthy profits? as i traveled from city to city, i heard a sense of resignation from middle-class americans. people laid off for the first time in their lives that team, what did i do wrong? i came away shaken by the sense that the very things that make america great are now in danger. what makes us unique among the nations is this: in america, working people are the middle-class. we built our middle class in the 20th century through hard work, through struggle and visionary political leadership. but a generation of distract this, greed driven economic helices as a voter that progress and now threatens our very identity as a nation. today, on every coast and in between, working women and working men are fighting to join the middle-class and to protect and to rebuild the. we crave political leadership ready to fight for the kind of america that
in america. the people of massachusetts spoke and spoke loudly. one concern i know a imin of you had about the outcome of this election would be whether the new senator would be seated. i'm convinced now that no gamesmanship will be played by the other side with regard to future votes in the senate. senator jim webb, made it clear he will not participate in any additional health care votes prior to senator brown being sworn in. and i noticed that elected officials in massachusetts who were principally responsible for certifying election after earlier saying take up to two weeks, indicated it could be as soon today. i don't believe the kind of thing we've seen on full diswith the corn husbander kick back, the louis purchase, the gator aide, drafting the bill behind closed doors, i think majority has got the message and no more gamesmanship here. no more lack of transparency. let's honor the wishes of the people of massachusetts and move forward with policy. with our policy debates. with that, let me call on our, outstanding chairman of the national republican senatorial committee who played
i didn't know it was one thing which was common for me in my life with america that we found out we both were hiding under the tables in the fear of a nuclear war. because it was the solution at that time that the students would be hiding under the table like it would solve anything. i think i didn't like prague. what was happening outside very much, it wasn't very friendly place. it was a dark place. that was not that much fun going on. so in that time i painted everything in our house, some told me i was afraid my father would leave on sunday to begin, but i painted the light switches, and then i found these old chair so i made sort of series of the chairs for people who i wanted to be my friends. so this was somebody who was famous circus artist. this was a famous soccer player. even has the sox. and this was a famous tennis player because you play tennis on clay, so it is red. at that time nobody knew i would become artist in my life. let's face it, as an old person i can now say the chairs are made for sitting and not for painting on them. [laughter] >> this chair wasn't quit
, you can open the. if you pictured a man, then you are like over 90 percent of people in america who automatically respond is think later, think man. this was the result of three different studies done by catalyst, in which they discovered that americans default setting on leadership is male. and at any time a woman acts in ways that are a little more assertive, a little more demanding in the business world, she's considered an unnatural leader because she's a woman. but if she tries to be more collaborative, if she tries to be softer and gentler, well, forget it. she's too wishy-washy to be a leader. it's a real real double-blind. and we see the same thing in the arts. we see it in dance, we see in music. in fact, a woman architect said you know, i'm beginning to think that something like the bermuda triangle of that is happening to my coworkers. there were plenty of them in the pipeline, and from the 1970s there shortly said the. but they disappear when it comes to hire positions. there's so much discrimination against mothers in the workplace that it's actually even earned its own
, to ban alcohol in america, and that went into effect in 1920. prohibition lasted only less than 14 years because of extreme civil disobedience. the law of the land. a lot of violence here from organized crime, and i think extreme indifference from the american public here. they didn't realize what they had gotten into here by signing up for prohibition or they thought it was simply something useful to have and realize pretty quickly that no, in fact the country has only been a drinking nation. and a lot of ways, the temperance movement was i.e. to believe that people just simply oh baby law and not take. >> in your book you seem to indicate that world war i has something to do with this? >> it did. a vastly part of how the anti-saloon got the 18th amendment through congress. and the asl, and isolated has been forgotten about. their own in existence for 40 years. they use the occasion of world war i when the united states went to war in germany in 1917, the largest ethnic group in the country at that time were germans. and guess who also worked the brewers? the germans, right? so yeah, ye
and promulgated in america every single night. michael moore announced on the larry king show capitalism is over. this economic downturn shows it doesn't work. does anyone remember the one you to forget, newsweek ran a cover story, cover story that said we are all socialists now? do you remember that? it was only a few weeks ago and then "newsweek" came back -- john mechem, who's been a guest on my show several times, editor of newsweek, came back with a commentary. they will discover that says we are all socialists now and then he was railing and conservatives for suggesting obama is a crypto socialist. excuse me. on the cover of the magazine saying we are socialists now. the idea that cabalism is doomed -- i told this story in the book about a school in berkeley california that actually every year they would have some gift from the graduating eighth grade class. it was an elementary school private exclusive, very progressive school and the gift of the eighth grade class doubles graduating for 2009 was a beautiful mosaic the set on the wall from the other clauses capitalism will fail. and i tho
the corner. but we need to create more jobs here in america. we know that. we know that one out of 10 americans who want to work cannot find jobs. and our first responsibility must be to help create more jobs so that our economy can rebound and grow. to do that, we need to invest in small businesses. i was pleased to hear the president of the united states last night talk about the importance of small business in our recovery and as we develop our policy need to focus on helping small businesses grow. on american recovery and reinvestment act, we took action, increased the loan limits under the small business administration. we were able to -- to make it less expensive for businesses to borrow from the small business administration much these were good steps that we took. i was proud of an amendment that i offered to increase the surety bond limits so that small companies could get work in this economy. i was proud of the amendment to increase the s.b.a.'s budget so they could have the capacity to help small companies with technical assistance in order to get government jobs. all of t
showed a 20-dollar bill, and the man said to her, but met them you can that leave america with $20. she said sir, do not worry, i have family here. the next day golda was speaking in chicago to the representative of the jewish federations of the united states, and her talk was one of the most moving talks that you can ever hear. she said to these people from america, is your right to live here in comfort. .. to asking for money to night. we need to buy machine guns, bullets, we need to send the millions of dollars that will mean survival and she was so touching those people were not at the beginning very inclined to have the jews of palestine. there were more interested in helping the jews of america. were so touched people started to get up from the room and come to the podium with a check with money with pledges they would pay so many hundreds of the lessons of dollars immediately and that might a telegram left chicago for prague skilling i have borrowed $3 million since you can borrow and then the next day she went to houston and the day after to san francisco to los angeles to
is the idea of a vacation. now, this may be a disappearing dream in america. i understand that, but the idea of a vacation, the idea of a 40 hour week, no child labor, these were ideas that were promoted 150 years ago by people like karl marx, if i may utter the words. karl marx did not create the soviet union. karl marx was a 19th century radical who sat around trying to figure out how to help working people, and had this idea with many other people, that working people have to work less than an 80 hour week. so they could think, so they could enjoy life, so they could read books. and i guess him being karl marx, so that they could go to a lot of meetings. and eventually, form unions. and out of that effort, there came the first transnational labor movement that led to labor unions in time, and lead to social democratic parties in europe, and lead to specific legislation, like vacations and the eight hour day. so who goes around thinking i'm on vacation, thank god for the labor movement? not many. i don't know where we think these things come from, but the book is an attempt to anchor them
of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 20, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the state of new mexico, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader is recognized. mr. reid: following leader remarks, the senate will proceed to a period of morning business for one hour with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each. the time will be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. following that morning business, the senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of beverly baldwin martin of georgia to be a united states circuit judge for the 11th circuit. debate on the nomination is limited to one hour, equally
, at a time when lending is already very tight. america's job creators also see a renewed push by union leaders to pass card check, and many other measures to control the workplace. they see a trial bar working with their allies in congress, and with many state attorneys general, to expand opportunities for new litigation. they see the rise of trade isolationism at home, and abroad, that could threaten their export markets, and now renewed fears about terrorism. and our job creators see the federal government planning to expand the national debt by at least $9 trillion over the next decade. more debt than has been piled up in all the previous years since george washington. they see many states going broke as well. what will the impact be on their companies, and their employees? these are the uncertainties that job creators are wrestling with. uncertainties that call into question how quick or strong our economic recovery will be. and no one is paying is higher price than the american worker. over 7 million americans have lost their job since the recession began. 10% of the work force is
of a rural america. i am a republican and the reason i am a republican, we had a president in 1865 you might recall the name abraham lincoln, and that was the only race he won based on ethics, fairness, freedom and equality for everyone. >> host: he would house seat, too but then he lost a number of races. >> caller: well, that's the only one he did win though, was the presidency. he ran for other races. but brown has really impressed me. he came out of virtually nowhere and he has calluses on his hands where he works. and driving the pickup truck mr. obama said anybody can buy a truck. go to the troy, sir on and point it is 50%. high school graduation, less than 50%. we need america taken back. ms. coakley, you were talking to the lady -- she made the statement these are the kind people the would vote for him that shot at wal-mart. does that lead not realize wal-mart employs more people in the united states of america than anybody except for the federal government and the only difference between the federal government and wal-mart is wal-mart makes a profit? >> host: charles, thanks f the c
they assemble to put their case before the world. new people of the world, you people in america and england and france and italy, look at this city and see that you may not abandon the city, that you cannot abandon the city >> instead berlin airlift is launched by a combined allied task force. >> their force assigned more than 300 airplanes and more than 20,000 men to the airlift and britain made a large congregation of both air. ♪ it was an observation without precedent and as a test of precision, of logistics and weather service. >> with 40 to 50 airplanes going simultaneously men's lives -- until the late stages they were flown in five different levels. this called for extremely precise air traffic control. >> some of us had bombed berlin and now we were keeping the same city alive. it meant we had to get more from each airplane and each man than ever before. >> the biggest was the call for utilities. it was packed in the g.i. pumpernickel. we collect bread. and milk for the kids. then medicine. every ounce of cargo was checked >> a new agreement signed in new york between them u.s.s.r
, the department of america, would be lead leading the way and changing the world for the better. under his guidance, and very gentle prodding we're doing just that. it is an inspiration for me to walk in here every day and work with all of you on the issues that are so important to all americans, and it is an inspiration and honor every day to work for secretary salazar and serve the president. thank you, mr. secretary, for the opportunity to be here with you. [applause] >> thank you, laura. thank you, laura. you know, we've had a great 2009, and we're fired up and we're ready to go for 2010. i'm fired up. are you? come on !. [applause] our work truly has just begun, but i want to say just at the outset it would not have all been possible to do the great things that we did in 2009 had it not been for the 70,000 men and women who make up the department of the interior. many of you know that last week there was some scuttlebutt in the media i would leave to go be governor of the state of colorado or run for that position. i said no, because i wanted to be right here with you because this is
bernanke and the chairman of the federal reserve, i think we'd be looking at a very different america today. now he was not my choice to become the chairman of the federal reserve. the previous administration nominated ben bernanke. i voted for him. and then when i became chairman of the banking committee in january of 2007, for the first time, i went through a very frustrating year on that committee. on february 7 of 2007, i had my first hearings on the issue of the mortgage crisis in the country. and we had 12 such hearings on that committee over the remaining months. almost one every month on this issue. yet, i could not get the chairman of the federal reserve to pay as much attention as i thought he should have. beginning in the latter part of 2007, and going forward, his leadership in my view was absolutely critical to avoiding the kind of problems this country faced. so, mr. president, i'll speak for a few more minutes later in this tee baivment but i think we would make a great error, indeed, if we were to reject this nomination. we'd not terminate this filibuster, vote up and down o
cans workers of america. this program was taped in december 2009. >> host: and this week on "the communicators" larry cohen who is the president of the communication workers of america. also here to join in the questioning, lynn stanton, senior editor with telecommunications reports. mr. cohen, if you could very briefly, give us a snapshot of the communication workers of america. >> guest: cwia, as we call it, is 700,000 women and men most of whom work in the communications field, could be broadcasting, could be journalism, could be the largest group works on networks. and we also have several hundred thousand retired members who remain active in many ways. so we're in every state, we're 10,000 in canada including the canadian broadcasting company. active members. interested in their world. >> host: what sort of organizations or what companies do they work for, do your members work for? >> about a thousand different companies, largest are companies like at&t and general electric and verizon and comcast and "the new york times" and, you know, many of the newspapers, all the news a
in mexico and throughout latin america, the kind of weakening of the states and also civil society that is too fearful to speak up. >> and also the fact we spend $20 billion on the war on drugs. but what are the results? okay, in the drug traffickers revenues are about $40 billion. so who's winning this? >> before we open up for questions, can you just -- if he were to give any advice to the audience in terms of when they read these daily news accounts in the "dallas morning news" and "new york times," the houston chronicle, and we try to understand from a distance was going on and juarez and other cities in mexico. what would you say are some of the discourses to watch for, and it's even the press is kind of putting out there that my kind of mislead us in terms of understanding what's really happening on the ground facts >> i guess this idea to people involved in the drug world deserve to die and that doesn't really matter because they're criminals. mexico is a great country, a wonderful country. it's our ally, it's our neighbor. and when we see these numbers, 20 people massacred,
discusses "a power governments cannot suppress", his collection of essays which critics america's response to it 9/11. howard zinn die geneina 27, 2010 at the age brandeis university in walter massachusetts this is an hour and five minutes. >> when you know, howard came and read here about a. half ago press and not long after he read when i picked up a book called will be we're about the current state of american politics written in by a man who coined the phrase counterculture. in that found out that he couldn't find a single publisher in the u.s. to pick up his book, there was not anyone who touches its. i think people get the impression that as long as books like if i did it by adjacency can get published anything canada published. [laughter] it is not the case so today we are here to celebrate something very fortunate to that looks and not like this can be published, that they cannot suppress it can be published by amazing press is like city lights and we can hear the voice directly and some of the greatest is living in the u.s. today, some of the greatest intellectuals and i'm proud t
and that is fine. but, believe me, if we lose any free-speech rights in america through reregulation in the public interest to the fcc, liberals are going to lose those rights as well. .. >> this is about protecting the first amendment, our bill of rights and our constitution. brian jennings, thank you so much for joining me. >> thank you so much. >> the book is called "censorship," the author is brian jennings. i'm monica crowley, thank you so much for being with us today. ♪ >> coming up next, booktv presents, "after words," an hour-long interview program where we invite the -- a guest host to interview the author of a new book. born walker smith jr., the future title holder spent his formative years in harlem and mixed his career with the happening of the renaissance. shiewger ray's connections to langston hughes and lena horne, a generation of african-americans who found success during the start of a prodder civil rights movement -- broader civil rights movement. wil haygood discusses his book is dave zirin, author of "a people's history of sports in the united states." >> host: welcome to "a
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